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Israel’s baseball team with sign that says "Tokyo, Here we come!"

Israel’s Baseball Team Earns Trip to 2020 Olympics

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When you consider the odds, the idea that Israel’s national baseball team could qualify for a spot at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo...
head coach alex freedman with a member from team israel and from team kenya

Israeli Lacrosse Team Helps Kenyan Team With Gift

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It’s unusual for a sports team to go out of its way to help give its opponents an advantage, but that was the case...
Michael Keitz with the U16 team, on the way to the Maccabi Games in Atlanta

Coach: Maccabi Is ‘My Favorite Week of the Year’

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Thousands of Jewish teens from across the United States descended on Atlanta last weekend for another edition of the Maccabi Games. Next weekend, thousands more...
Professional wrestlers Rory Gulak and Drew Gulak, also known as the Philadelphia Stretcher

Gulak Brothers Take Center Stage in Pro Wrestling World

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Rory Gulak had no desire to step inside a wooden coffin filled with barbed wire that was set aflame, but when he was a...
The new Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in its new space at the Jewish Community Services Building

Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Reopens in New Space

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It’s been a little more than a year since it was made public that the Gershman Y would be vacating its home of more...

Area Native Jake Rosenberg Plays for the Israeli National Baseball Team

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The first time Jake Rosenberg realized how much work he was about to do was during his first week in Israel, back in August....
David Feldman, a bare knuckle fighting promoter, stands in front of ring

Promoter David Feldman Reflects on Bare-Knuckle Fighting Ahead of Championship

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The late Sen. John McCain was known for many things — his service and subsequent imprisonment in Vietnam, his long career as a legislator,...
Amy Krulik loads trays of bagged lunches into a van for the Junior Maccabi Games

Managing Maccabi: Rain, Thousands of Spectators and a Torch Made From a V8 Can

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It was around 7:50 a.m. on May 5 when Amy Krulik walked through the doors of the gymnasium. Wearing a light green poncho, the CEO...
Jim Drucker in front of shelves

Jim Drucker’s Life Leads Him From Basketball to Comic Books

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Jim Drucker has a penchant for being in the right place at the right time. Take this meeting, for example. Drucker was sitting at a...
Alan Horwitz with sports memorabilia

Philanthropist Alan Horwitz Doubles as Sixers Super Fan

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Game 4, Philadelphia 76ers up 2-1 on the Toronto Raptors in the series but down 36-34 in the game. There’s 4:43 left in the second...